City for Champions organizers plan to visit other downtown stadiums

Organizers of the City for Champions plan to visit at least 11 cities that have built downtown sports and event centers in search of the secrets to their success.

The travel itinerary includes stops in Texas, Alabama, Georgia and Florida to name a few, said Laura Neumann, former Colorado Springs Chief of Staff who now is heading up the citizen volunteers for the City for Champions.

Members of the newly formed Regional Tourism Act Advisory Board and some of the original organizers will start taking trips by the end of summer. Trips would be funded privately, she said.

Neumann gave the update on the City for Champions projects Tuesday at a monthly meeting held by organizers who include Mayor Steve Bach, El Paso County Commissioner Dennis Hisey and Colorado Springs City Council president Keith King – the three co-chairs of the RTA Advisory Board.
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